Watch the video “Stronger,” from the newest CSSN supporter, Megan Landry, who performed at our most recent “Unforgettable Dinner” at the Royal York.
As one example, Bullying is a serious issue that touches all schools and communities across Canada. In 2001, the Canadian Safe School Network surveyed 36,799 elementary school students and 73,650 secondary school students on school climate. The results indicated that:
- In elementary schools, 23% of students were afraid someone was going to hurt or bother them at school while 41% agreed there was frequent bullying taking place. 13% to 18% had been threatened or physically harmed. 74% agreed that verbal abuse took place regularly at school.
- In secondary schools, 19% of students were afraid someone was going to hurt or bother them at school while 44% agreed there was frequent bullying taking place. 10% to 15% had been threatened or physically harmed. 81% agreed that verbal abuse took place regularly at school.
“What should you do if you are bullied at the end of recess and can’t go to the teacher outside and the teacher inside tells you to deal with it at recess?”
Earlier this fall in Horseshoe Valley, over 120 of Ontario’s principals, vice-principals and superintendents took part in a 5 day, 3 part training program conducted by the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN).
The Canadian Safe School Network is grateful for the ongoing support of our sponsors, including Intact Insurance.
For three years, Intact has financially supported distribution of “In The Long Run: Alternatives to Street Life,” an interactive resource that depicts young teens facing “real-life” challenges such as strict rules, academic difficulties, substance abuse, physical or sexual abuse, poverty and bereavement.
Karyn Hamilton & Salima Peerwani from Intact stopped by the CSSN office to present the company’s annual donation to our ongoing efforts.
Visit their website at www.intact.ca
Thank you to all of our supporters!
Mark your calendars now for the annual Safe Schools Conference to be held on February 26th, 2013!
This annual professional development and networking event returns for its 16th year – an excellent opportunity for teachers, administrators, support staff, parent council members, law enforcement officials and more!
This year’s conference features the theme “Creating an Inclusive School Climate for All!”
Once again the Safe Schools Conference will feature a student stream, dedicated to school safety and anti-bullying issues for students and student leaders, as well as a dedicated French-language stream.
Gemini Award-winning CBC journalist Mark Kelley will provide the opening keynote address at the conference. Mark has received accolades across Canada for his recent documentary series #bullyProof, a powerful probe of high school bullying issues affecting our youth. Registration information will be released in the coming weeks.
Join Brian Burke at the Canadian Safe School Network’s 16th annual Unforgettable Dinner and Silent Auction! Hosted by the Fairmont Royal York, the Unforgettable Dinner has become a tradition of the Canadian Safe School Network (CSSN) in their work toward eliminating bullying and violence in Canadian classrooms and communities. The CSSN is a charitable organization with a mandate to reduce youth violence and make our schools and communities safer.
Each year, The Unforgettable Dinner is a truly unique experience!
The menu for the dinner is specially created by the Fairmont Royal York for guests of The Canadian Safe School Network.
This year, Executive Chef Collin Thornton will design and develop a five-course menu that will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
SNAP for Schools is a whole-school approach aimed at decreasing aggressive, anti-social, and bullying behaviour and increasing prosocial behaviour in students.
SNAP for Schools aims to help children with disruptive behaviour problems who are most likely to get in trouble because of their difficulty with self-control. These children might not have learned how to deal effectively with their anger and they have inadequate impulse control and problem solving skills. Continue reading SNAP® for Schools
SNAP stands for STOP NOW AND PLAN. It is an award-winning, evidence-based cognitive behavioural strategy developed at the Child Development Institute more than 30 years ago. SNAP helps children, parents, and other adults deal effectively with anger by teaching them to stop and think before they act – responding in a way that makes their problems smaller, not bigger. Children are able to stop, calm down and generate positive solutions at the “snap of their fingers”, through practice and help from teachers and parents. It has helped children to avoid fighting, handle peer pressure, and play fairly. It has also helped parents to handle situations calmly and not to discipline when they are angry. SNAP works because it is easy to learn and it focuses on teaching children how to improve their self-control through modeling and role-plays. Continue reading What is SNAP®?